By Joshua Wood, LPC
Last updated on Feb 10, 2022
With a population of approximately 350,000, Bydgoszcz, Poland is located in northern Poland on the Vistula and Brda rivers. The weather is temperate with winter temps reaching low to mid 30s most days and summer temps reaching the high 70s most days. Due to its history, Bydgoszcz is not very diverse and the majority of residents are Catholic. Newcomers tip: learn basic Polish before you arrive!
What do I need to know about living in Bydgoszcz?
When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Bydgoszcz, they said:
"Well coincidently one just did, from Dubai, first you need to generate an income, this is a doddle as you can teach English conversation very easily, next you need to learn Polish and the culture as without you will have a very hard time. I took the easy route and have a Polish lady partner who did not speak any English but was a teacher to 'adults with learning difficulties' which is my category,"
said another person in Bydgoszcz.
How do I meet people in Bydgoszcz?
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Expat Report: Culture Shock in Bydgoszcz
An expat, who has lived in Bydgoszcz, Poland for 10 years, has really enjoyed watching the area develop. He finds the language and driving conditions a challenge.